Parents working from home see negative effects on family relations, wellbeing: report


47 per cent say technology has blurred boundary between professional, personal life

The advent of technology and the modern work-from-home setup have allowed parents to earn money in their homes, but they also have negative effects on family relations, wellbeing and work-life balance, according to a new report.

Nearly half (47 per cent) of parents say that technology has blurred the boundary between work and home, while 48 per cent say that being able to work from home has probably increased the hours they work.

More than four in 10 (44 per cent) say they check emails or do other work in the evening, and three-quarters feel they have no choice in this, according to the Bright Horizons’ Modern Families Index 2020 report out of the U.K.

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